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Merkel Slams US Hegemony? "America Can't Solve All The World's Problems Anymore"

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First Russia and China, then UAE, Egypt, and Turkey... and now it appears Germany (following a phone call with Putin) is pulling the rug out from under US hegemony - just as Obama's warmongery ramps up...

  • *MERKEL SAYS U.S. CAN'T SOLVE ALL THE WORLD'S PROBLEMS ANYMORE

Which is odd because just yesterday, President Obama (who never lies) stated "The United States is and will remain the one indispensable nation in the world..." adding that "no other nation can do what we do." Perhaps he is wrong?

“Even a superpower can’t solve all of the problems alone anymore,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel says.

Merkel did not stop there...

  • *PUTIN, MERKEL URGE DE-ESCALATION IN UKRAINE, KREMLIN SAYS
  • *PUTIN, MERKEL DISCUSSED GAS TRANSIT VIA UKRAINE, KREMLIN SAYS
  • *PUTIN INFORMED MERKEL OF NEW EAST UKRAINE AID PLAN: KREMLIN
  • *MERKEL URGES HOLLANDE TO CONTINUE REFORMS IN FRANCE
  • *MERKEL SAYS HOLLANDE HAS CHANCE TO REVIVE FRENCH ECONOMIC POWER

Seems like she is returning to the offensive from the defensive...

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Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:57 | 5149684 Spastica Rex
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By corollary, didn't Obama claim that all nations, other than the United States, are dispensable?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:10 | 5149762 Winston Churchill
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Those nukes can point at 'allies', just as easily as enemies.

Realpolitik 101.

I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn last night, or get a degree in international relations.

I do know wxactly how the real world works though, and its not pretty.

So yes, the other countries are totally dispensable,if needs be,for

Pax Americana to remain No 1.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:15 | 5149786 Spastica Rex
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He's really starting to sound a little master-racey to me.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:20 | 5149812 Winston Churchill
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A mongrel master race ?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:37 | 5149925 Spastica Rex
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The Third Reich was predicated on genetic superiority, Obama's is predicated on ideological superiority and birthright of place.

Same crap, slightly different flavor, all about entitlement.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:34 | 5151093 MalteseFalcon
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Superiority based on superior basketball skills.  Superior slam-dunkability.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:37 | 5151552 schadenfreude
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Scream USA USA USA....

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:31 | 5152154 Dublinmick
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That is the myth you have been handed Rex but the Reich was fashioned on the Disraeli scheme of combining khazars with Europeans and forming a super race. Hitler, Goebbels, Hess, Bormann and hundreds of other high ranking nazis were Jewish, just as Angela is. Give up the fairy tales.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:53 | 5150012 SheepDog-One
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Right, can you imagine the shitstorm if Bush were president and had made the same remarks? The media would be going apeshit.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:23 | 5150221 Ariadne
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Jerry Brown is starting to sound a lot Emperor of California to me.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:35 | 5151098 MalteseFalcon
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Emperor Moonbeam the first.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:34 | 5152892 Volaille de Bresse
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"Those nukes can point at 'allies', just as easily as enemies.

So yes, the other countries are totally dispensable,if needs be,for Pax Americana to remain No 1"

That's the most fascist comment I've read here in a long time... on top of being 100% stupid. Hey asshole if you nuke other countries don't you THINK they'll hit you TOO.

Idiot! Or are you an armchair strategist like V. Nuland? ;-)

Better start lving in reality cos thta's what the Russians and the Chinese do (adn that's why they kick your Uncle Sam's ass month after month).

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:00 | 5152276 ShakaZulu
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Hey! I'm gonna haf tuh think about that for a while...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:57 | 5149687 Kaiser Sousa
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yes u r right u german cunt...
and u cant solve europes u fucking banker owned bitch...
FUCK OFF AND DIE...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:27 | 5149871 Kaiser Sousa
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wow lots of merkel fans...
or perhaps cunt adverse ones...
no matter...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:38 | 5151556 schadenfreude
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Once again profanity. You are a dumbass or a paid shill?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:59 | 5149690 Alberich
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"Anymore"?! So it's just a question of when the US can solve the world's problems, not whether. Gut gemacht Angela. Alienating both sides.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:57 | 5149691 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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"The United States is and will remain the one indispensable nation in the world..."

And that is the ultimate in hubris and self important blovating. With pride comes disgrace with humility comes wisdom....

 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:20 | 5149833 Winston Churchill
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Can we Baker Act TOTUS ?

Seems suicidal and genocidal.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:39 | 5151994 williambanzai7
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These are the kind of things that get mumbled while you are waiting for your turn to putt.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:41 | 5152198 Boubou
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Reminds me of my American grandson. He claims he is the most modest kid in the tri-state area.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:59 | 5149693 agstacks
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Was the actualy quote,  "U.S. CAN'T SOLVE ALL THE WORLD'S PROBLEMS ANYMORE" ???

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:00 | 5149700 Sizzurp
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In other words:"The US has been unable to solve my natural gas problem, first in Syria and now in Ukraine.  Now I have to kiss Putin's ass or he will cut me off."

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:17 | 5150189 Boubou
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I can fix that "  US blundering has created natural gas problems in Ukraine and elsewhere and I need to get off my knees and fix something myself"

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:25 | 5153147 August
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Just build the fucking Berlin-to-Bagdad pipeline, and be done with it.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:00 | 5149701 lakecity55
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Angela, Angela, who are you going to listen to? Backdoor Barry or a Real Man?

I...I am falling for you Vlad...

I am still single, baby....

Check your phone, Vlad...something is there for you.

Uhh, later, my dear, I must meet with Medvedev....

I'll be waiting, my Russian Hunk.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:59 | 5149706 Farmer Joe in B...
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Angela makes me so hard when she talks tough....

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:03 | 5149720 Farmer Joe in B...
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Only other german gal to give me that tingly feeling down yonder was that beauty, Silvia Wadwha.... where hast thou been, Frau Wadwha??

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:08 | 5149751 sosoome
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OBarry the psychopath is very dangerous right now as he desperately attempts to prove his relevance.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:09 | 5149753 LawsofPhysics
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Something's up.  the "leadership" of U.S. puppet states don't get all "truthy" without specific instructions to do so.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:11 | 5150134 Boubou
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Right.  This is ominous.  If the British poodle starts have an opinion of his own, it's all over

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:09 | 5149754 Rinzler
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"Perhaps he is wrong?"

 

Blasphemer, you must die!!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:10 | 5149758 Yen Cross
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 Merkle is starting to get a chill when she steps outside during the evening to see the beautiful foliage starting to change colors...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:12 | 5149770 Keltner Channel Surf
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She said "hegemony", I heard "hedge money", Merkel forecasts a rare holiday market pullback . . .

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:20 | 5149815 Raymond K Hessel
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Bahrump bump.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:33 | 5149904 Tenshin Headache
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I'm slow this week. Beat me to "hedgemoney".

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:52 | 5150003 Keltner Channel Surf
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Not as slow as today's market.  I didn't think machines took vacations.  Must be French algos -- takin' the whole month off, like a hexadecimal Rohmer film . . .

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:13 | 5149774 Mike Masr
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Boomerangs are a bitch!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:14 | 5149778 Sandmann
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The US is becoming a major problem and will be taken down. Either the US public take control of their government or they will have to live with the consequences of failing to do so which may be radioactive fallout and areas of nuclear winter. Japan did not bring its regime to heel and nor did Germany so the omens for the US are not good.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:35 | 5156149 piratepiet
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Are you German ?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:15 | 5149781 Duc888
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Sizzurp: In other words:"The US has been unable to solve my natural gas problem, first in Syria and now in Ukraine. Now I have to kiss Putin's ass or he will cut me off."

 

You watch withing 90 days Putin will nudge Germany in the direction of joining BRICS.


Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:34 | 5149910 samsara
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Jim Willie predicted that a few months ago I think.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:51 | 5150481 Latina Lover
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Yes, he did. In fact, he believes that Merkel will be pushed out of power unless she relented.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:43 | 5151574 schadenfreude
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Latin Lover, don't rely on insecure information

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:12 | 5152322 KickIce
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I think Germany (and Merkel) is safe as long as they have control of their gold.  Oops.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:16 | 5149795 Duffy
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When did America solve the world's problems, apart from the very arguable WW2?

Seriously?

 

If it isn't causing many or most of the instability in the world directly, it is providing for it and insulating it from any repercussions, as in Gaza:

 

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/rania-khalek/israels-extermination-w...

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:05 | 5153484 Canucklehead
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Nobody cares about Gaza. That is an cesspool of inbreds who can't relate to the real world.

I realize everyone who promotes Gaza's agenda feels that ISIS should invade the USA. You need to put things in perspective:

ISIS regulars - 50,000+ (maybe I'm a little high but I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.)

Pennsylvania State Deer Hunters (opening day) 1,000,000+. These are the numbers for one state.

Estimate of US military veterans - 21,000,000 (all ages).

I think we are at the point where the Western World is tired of the Middle East Inbred induced problems and are looking for a simple solution to fix that. I expect if a battle were to break out (call it a new crusade) don't be surprised if there is a run on Piggy Puffs to be used to stuff down the throats of those ISIS related trophy kills.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:22 | 5149838 youngman
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Is Germany building a new Bismark...or maybe China is building it????

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:24 | 5149850 blu
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That's prolly my favourite word, prolly: Hegemony.

Hegemony hegemony hegemony hegemony hegemony.

And you can misspell it too if you want: Hegemoney.

So it's more on-topic that way. See bankers all hold hegemoney over average Americans.

Now pat me on the head and tell me I'm a clever demon.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:33 | 5149900 Tenshin Headache
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or hedgemoney

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